And now Jenny McCarthy is revealing more about her life since the split and what her focus is now.
The 37-year-old and Carrey were together for five years before deciding to go their separate ways.
Former relationship-addict Jenny McCarthy is ready to face life as an independent woman after her split with Jim Carrey
She says: 'I had to heal something that didn't work. But I have nothing but gratitude for those five years with Jim.
'I could make a list of all the problems, but if I blamed Jim for us not being together anymore, then I completely lost the reason in it.
'Leaving that relationship behind, I realised that I am the love of my life. I always counted on a man to be that, and it was such an illusion.'
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She says: 'I've gone from relationship to relationship my entire life. So I started going out with my girlfriends, and then I just wanted to have fun.'
Jenny is currently dating fitness model and Vegas pirate performer Jason Toohey, but insists it isn't serious.
And true to form, she has managed to keep her sense of humour throughout everything she's been through.
'My friends say I have the most hilarious, weirdest disaster of a life,' she says. 'But at least I do have stories to tell.'
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'If he wasn't famous, he'd be splattered all over this book. I'm always honest about everything. I just have to respect his privacy.'
These days, Jenny is concentrating on her eight-year-old son Evan, who she says is 'recovering' from autism.
She says: 'He started third grade and is doing amazing.
'I have nothing but gratitude for these five years with Jim': Jenny is not bitter about her split with Carrey
The actress and former Playboy model is hopeful about the future, and believes that from now on, she will only be herself with the men she dates.
'I'm starting off this new dating period going, "Here's my C-section scar. Look at my stretch marks",' says Jenny.
'You have to be your authentic self from the beginning. Even if it's just "I hate football!" Because we all pretend we don't. It's really good if we women can live in our truths.
'I'm much more wise and clear headed now. I'm in a good place. I can't wait to see where I go from here.'
New love: McCarthy is now dating fitness model Jason Toohey, pictured here shopping with her in Malibu last month